16 Sep 2017

Interview With Rania Khalek On Her Time With The Yezidi PMF In Iraq

Host Rania Khalek of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast spent a week with the Yezidi Popular Mobilization Forces in newly liberated south Sinjar in August. She learned many Yezidis join the PM to protect their families, defend their towns, and save those in their family captured by ISIS. In the first

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08 Jun 2017

Stories You May Have Missed As Comey Hearing Dominated US News

A much-anticipated Senate intelligence committee hearing featuring former FBI director James Comey dominated United States media over the past day and a half. Not only did every other media outlet publish coverage of the hearing, but several even covered how the media covered the Comey hearing. For example, the Washington

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Avdiivka Coke Plant in Donetsk, Ukraine. 2012. (By MOs810)
03 Feb 2017

Ukraine’s “Creeping Offensive”; Houthi Missile Attack; Trump Threatens Iran, Sends USS Cole; Oil Goes Up

Ukraine’s “creeping offensive” brought flare ups on front lines. Houthi missile hit Saudi frigate off the coast of Yemen. Saudis claimed suicide boats, like the AQ attack on USS Cole. Trump blamed Iran, sent Cole to Aden. And more in our global news roundup…   SOUTHCOM Venezuela: Maduro Empowers His Vice President _ Venezuelan

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National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Still image from White House live stream of press briefing.
02 Feb 2017

Trump Administration Claims To ‘Officially Put Iran On Notice,’ Iran Rebukes

Donald Trump and his team have displayed a severe cognitive dissonance when it comes to their approach to the world.

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28 Jan 2017

Iranian Refugee: Trump’s Muslim Ban Stranded My Uncle, Green Card Holder, In Iran

Sahar is an Iranian refugee and citizen of the United States. Her family immigrated from Iran in 1998 when she was 10 years-old. Her uncle and his wife joined them three years ago, and they have lived together in the U.S. ever since. But now, President Donald Trump’s executive order

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24 Jan 2017

Trump Presidency & Bombing Begins; Pentagon Denies Coordinating With Russia; Syrian Rebels Clash

Trump presidency (& bombing) begins. US-led coalition coordinating with Russia or not? Syrian rebel infighting, Astana peace talks, and more in our war news round up…   CENTCOM Syria: Russian Military Claims Coordination With US Coalition, Pentagon Denies _ On Monday, AP reported: “BREAKING: Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes

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Citadel of Aleppo, 2010. (By Memorino, CC BY-SA 3.0)
20 Dec 2016

East Aleppo Evacuated; Western Intelligence Officers Captured? Media Confessions

Turkey and Russia brokered an evacuation deal for East Aleppo, and more in our global news round-up

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ISIS fighters in Palymyra. December, 2016. (from video released by Amaq)
12 Dec 2016

98% of East Aleppo Reclaimed; 100,000 Civilians Evacuated; Massive ISIS Attack on Palmyra

The Syrian coalition has recaptured some 98% of East Aleppo and SOHR said the battle is over, and more in our round-up of news from around the world.

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Aleppo City Military Map as of Dec. 4, 2016 (by Southfront)
05 Dec 2016

US Sidelined on Syria Solution; EU Offers Cash for Concessions; Rebels Refuse to Surrender

US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured, and more in our global news round-up.

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US Air Force Colonel and Iraqi Air Force chief of staff at Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq. October, 2016. (by US Army Lt. Johnson)
01 Nov 2016

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul; Rebels Launch Offensive in Aleppo; Turkish Forces on Borders

Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue

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